The port of Naxos in the evening

Ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos

Tickets & Schedules

Traveling from Athens (port of Rafina) to Naxos by ferry

There are up to 5 daily crossings from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos throughout the year. Ferry tickets to Naxos start at €29 and there are both standard vessels and high-speed ferries. Read our ferry guide with the latest information for this route.

Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Rafina) to Naxos*

Is there a ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos?

You can catch a ferry from Rafina to Naxos throughout the year. Usually, there are at least 2 daily ferry crossings to Naxos from the port of Rafina. Seajets, Golden Star Ferries and more companies normally operate on this route.

How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos?

The Athens (Rafina) to Naxos ferry duration is around 4 hr 30 min on average. The travel time varies, depending on weather conditions and the type of vessel.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos?

Yes, you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos year-round. Fast ferries to Naxos make the trip in 3 hr 15 min.

How much is the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos?

The Athens (Rafina) - Naxos ferry price ranges from approximately €29 to €91. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on discounts, offers, seat and vessel type, as well as vehicle selection.

What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos?

Normally, there are up to 5 daily ferry crossings from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos year round. The earliest ferry departs from Rafina at 07:15 and arrives in Naxos around 10:30, while the latest scheduled trip to Naxos from Athens is usually at 21:00, arriving past midnight.

Usually, routes to Naxos from Rafina are more frequent between May and October.

Good to know: ferry schedules are subject to change depending on the season. Find the latest information and check real-time data for ferries from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos on our fare search engine.

What’s the distance between Athens (Rafina) and Naxos?

The distance between the port of Rafina and Naxos is 85 nautical miles (approximately 158km).

Am I allowed to travel from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos?

For the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry travel in Greece, visit our relevant FAQ section.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos?

You can easily book cheap Athens (Rafina) - Naxos ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no extra fees. Find information about available routes on Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries, compare ferry companies and itineraries and book ferry tickets from Athens to Naxos in just 4 clicks!

Portara in Naxos

The ancient monument of Portara in Naxos

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos:

  • The port of Rafina can get quite busy in the summer, so we recommend that you arrive at least 1 hr before departure.
  • There are several standard sand high-speed ferries with car decks from Rafina to Naxos. We recommend that you bring your car or motorcycle to better explore the island.
  • Apart from the port of Rafina, you can also travel by ferry from Athens to Naxos at the ports of Piraeus and Lavrio.
  • On Ferryhopper, you can discover island-hopping options from Naxos to nearby islands, such as Amorgos, Mykonos, Paros or Syros.
  • For more information about the trip to Naxos and departure times, do not hesitate to contact the Ferryhopper Customer Support Team!

Where to take the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos

You can catch the ferry to Naxos from the port of Rafina in Athens. The port of Rafina is located approximately 33km east of the city center of Athens and 26km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. You can get to the port of Rafina by car, taxi, as well as intercity bus from downtown Athens and the airport.

There is 1 terminal at the port of Rafina. The terminal is divided into 13 ramps for standard ferries and 2 ramps for high-speed vessels. You can easily access your departure gate on foot.

Ferry Luggage

Ferry companies are usually quite flexible when it comes to luggage size and weight. You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the ferry to Naxos.

Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items. 

Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.

Cabins

High-speed ferries do not have cabins. There are cabins on standard ferries for a more comfortable journey, but since the ferry ride from Rafina to Naxos is quite short, many passengers book numbered seats for a more relaxed trip.

Daily ferries from Athens (port of Rafina) to Naxos